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Hubble Finds Young Milky Way-Like Galaxies

Astronomers this week detailed findings showing how our own galaxy, the Milky Way, may have looked when it was first forming. The research, published recently in The Astrophysical Journal, shows that the Milky Way was likely once a blue-hued, gas-filled, …

Amazon Will Let You Personalize a Kindle Cover for No Additional Charge Amazon Will Let You Personalize a Kindle Cover for No Additional Charge

If your Kindle device is looking a bit…bland for your tastes, Amazon is now allowing you to spruce it up with a cool new cover. Not just any cover, but one that’s personalized with your own photos, if you’d like. …

Rod Blagojevich Comes From a Long Line of Shysters

It’s been almost 5 years since former Illinois governor Rod Balgojevich was unceremoniously removed from office. For 4 years prior to that he had been under Federal Bureau of Investigation watch for corruption. But when Blago, as he became known …

Joan Jett Upsets Ranchers And Farmers?

The veggie-eating hit-maker Joan Jett (along with her Blackhearts) has been selected to play atop a particular Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float, and some ranchers and farmers don’t seem to be too thrilled about the idea. Actually, they’re pretty ticked …

Google Launches New Gmail Design On iPad Google Launches New Gmail Design On iPad
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Google has launched a new update to its Gmail iOS app with a focus on the iPad screen size. Here’s what it looks like: “If you hold your iPad in landscape mode, you’ll immediately notice the new left hand navigation …

E-Cigarette, Hookah Use Growing Among Teens

The U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released a report showing that the popularity of so-called “emerging tobacco products” is rising among middle and high school students. The CDC considers emerging tobacco products to include hookahs, little …

CBS to Live-Stream Original JFK Assassination Coverage Online CBS to Live-Stream Original JFK Assassination Coverage Online
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Next Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, and CBS is remembering the historic event with a “real-time” broadcast of the original 1963 coverage, as it aired on that fateful day. At 1:40 pm EST on Friday, November …

Twitter Ads Get Better, Expand To More Businesses Twitter Ads Get Better, Expand To More Businesses
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Now that it’s a public company, Twitter will eternally have a lot of questions to answer regarding revenue. The company’s monetization efforts have been criticized heavily for years, and are obviously now in a greater spotlight than ever. Twitter just …

Epilepsy-Treating Brain Implant Approved by FDA
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a brain implant designed to treat epilepsy. The implant is now approved for use in the U.S. to help reduce the frequency of epilepsy-related seizures for patients who haven’t responded to …

Jean-Claude Van Damme’s New Volvo Ad Is Mind-Blowing Jean-Claude Van Damme’s New Volvo Ad Is Mind-Blowing
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There are splits, and then there are epic splits. I’m going to say that this new Volvo Trucks ad featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme has some of the latter. Bonus Enya below: Holy crap. That dude is 53 years old. And …

Mariah Carey Probably Just Called Nicki Minaj Satan

Mariah Carey had a pretty public feud with Nicki Minaj during their time as judges on “American Idol”, but Carey is just now speaking out about her time on the show and, despite a pretty nice paycheck–$18 million for just …

Are Silent Farts Worse? AsapSCIENCE Takes on Science’s Greatest Question

We love AsapSCIENCE around here – it’s one of our favorite YouTube channels. Every week or so, the folks at AsapSCIENCE answer real scientific queries with the help of illustrations, presenting some of the most-enjoyable 2-3 minute videos around. This …

Pure Nostalgia: The 1996 Toys ‘R’ Us Holiday Catalog Pure Nostalgia: The 1996 Toys ‘R’ Us Holiday Catalog
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It’s a bit glorious and immensely nostalgic to witness remnants of the past, looking at relics that once were stationed on our living room rugs – memories of which our youth embellished all products marketed towards us; it was part …

USS George Washington Gives Aid to Philippines
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This weekend, the Philippines was hit by perhaps the strongest storm ever recorded. Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda) destroyed the Philippines when it reached shore last Friday, wreaking damage on an unimaginable scale. Current projections estimate that nearly 10,000 people may …

College Kid’s Vine Compilation Goes Viral

Since Vine’s inception, people have been using it to make others laugh, and often their exploits will go viral, particularly if the user is already famous (Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner from “Game Of Thrones” have been particularly popular of …

Marilyn Monroe X-Rays Sell For $25,600

Marilyn Monroe was one of the most photographed women of our time before her death in 1962, but surprisingly, it wasn’t a rare photo of her lovely face that fetched nearly $26,000 at auction recently; it was a photo of …

Paul McCartney Writes Letter To Vladimir Putin

Former “Beatles” star, Paul McCartney, said during a recent interview that he had written a letter to President Vladimir Putin to ask for the release of the Greenpeace activists that are currently being held in Russia. Twenty-eight Greenpeace activists and …

BlackBerry Announces $1B Investment Completion with Fairfax BlackBerry Announces $1B Investment Completion with Fairfax

Things are beginning to shift around the BlackBerry Corporation, and the company’s most recent merger and acquisition is to be accredited for the deft changes. In a brief press release on Wednesday, BlackBerry announced the completion of its United States …

Whitey Bulger Gets Two Life Sentences
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Whitey Bulger, the Boston crime boss who was convicted of 32 charges in August, was sentenced to serve two life terms plus five years this morning. Bulger was found guilty of charges which included the murder of at least eleven …

Obama Makes Announcement on ACA Fix

President Obama announced a new proposition for a fix to the issue that has lost many Americans the insurance that they were perfectly fine with, and has even his own party turning against him, according to the New York Times. …

“James Bond” Franchise Helps Lower Philomena Rating

Over the years, James Bond has been tasked with many objectives, most of which involve Bond stopping an evil villain from stealing something valuable or destroying the world. It appears as if Agent 007 has grown bored of his usual …

Media Molecule Says Tearaway Only Possible On PS Vita

With all the next gen excitement over the next two weeks, it’s easy to forget a number of excellent games will be hitting other platforms as well. Nintendo has Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link …

Google Puts Helpouts Front And Center Google Puts Helpouts Front And Center
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Google is putting its new Helpouts offering front and center, advertising it on the Google homepage and in the Chrome New Tab page. Google points users to things it wants to promote here from time to time, but it certainly …

Lily Rabe Is Super Excited About Stevie Nicks

Lily Rabe, as any “American Horror Story” fan knows, plays a character obsessed with Stevie Nicks. But the actress didn’t have to look far for inspiration, because she herself is a rabid fan of the ethereal singer, and she is …